Tesla Motors

Tesla had worse safety records than slaughterhouses and sawmills, but says it's improving

Tesla had worse safety records than slaughterhouses and sawmills, but says it's improving

Elon Musk is moving as fast as he can to replace human workers with robots, but right now he’s dealing with some serious flesh-and-blood issues.

Tesla Motors Inc., the electric car company he runs, is under fire for its record on workplace safety.

On Wednesday, a union-connected group released government safety records obtained by a Tesla employee. The records show a rate of safety incidents reported at the company’s Fremont, Calif., auto plant significantly higher than the auto industry average — as much as 31% higher in 2015.

Indeed, Tesla’s incident rate that year topped some industries...

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